Tell us a little bit about the history of Publication Studio.
Louisa Bailey: Publication Studio prints and binds books one-at-a-time, by hand and on demand, using affordable and easily sourced materials and machinery to produce original work with artists and writers. Founded in Portland, Oregon, in 2009 by writers Matthew Stadler and Patricia No, Publication Studio now has twelve sibling studios across North America, Canada and Europe with a thirteenth opening soon in Rotterdam, NL. We all use the same basic machinery (a laser printer, perfect binder and guillotine) and by sharing digital files we can produce publications – from a large list of titles made in different cities around the world with local artists and writers, creating an alternative mode of distribution. By making books only on demand, and with the sale of each book funding its production, PS attempts to establish a sustainable publishing model and a direct relationship with readers. This network of studios, which also hosts social events around the publications, is one of the ways in which the physical books are circulated and shared with readers. They are also available as e-books and can be freely read and annotated through a digital commons. Our global statement is: "Publication Studio is a laboratory for publication in its fullest sense – not just the production of books, but the production of a public."